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Originally posted by TheSparrowSings
I don't have much to add except I have seen this same thing. On several occasion. Always to the west and just on the horizon. On perfectly clear nights. The object(s) usually as bright as Sirius. Basically pulsing, disappearing, then coming back and doing it over again. Not sure what to make of it. But nothing blocking my view when seeing it.
Originally posted by blackspirit
...Maybe a Noctilucent cloud obstructed the view for a bit.
Originally posted by SprocketUK
Is something like the laser in this article a possible explanation?
Originally posted by CrypticSouthpaw
I did notice the some of the stars nears the crux contellation were pulsing kinda like in a romance movie or something.
Same thing as the big dipper. Took my dog out for the usual late night walk to the school. Was clear out for once thank god lol.
If you are far enough north for the big dipper to be directly overhead, Crux will never be visible from your location. You need to work on your constellation identification skills.
Well im surrounded by mountains but near the mountain line around there. The big dipper is like. WAYYY overhead us. like directly above us.
Originally posted by R3nw0x1ng
I've seen something quite similar, and quite possibly a drone in origin. So i went outside for a smoke about 2:am , and you know just happen to check out the sky and I see this star.. . .looks weird then it hits me it is moving then gone.. . .like they killed the lights. So I run inside to wake someone up and tell them what I saw, but decide to be respectful and let them sleep so I go back outside [the first sighting lasted like 5 seconds maybe 10, and me going inside was maybe 20 seconds] I see it again travelling the same was from about the exact same spot, but this time much much closer to my house [it was pretty close in the first instance as well] then like the first time it went out again and disappeared. Needless to say I kept checking every once in awhile but that was it.
Originally posted by R3nw0x1ng
Another interesting thing I saw was one time I was explaining to my sister about fake stars and my sighting, and their happened to be a super luminous star out so I used it as an example. Well Lo, and Behold the frigging thing dimmed way down as I was pointing at it and explaining this to my sister [she saw it too] needless to say that was pretty cool, after that the brightness fluctuated quite rapidly to a dimmer but still bright point of light. Almost like it thought I busted it or something lol. Could have been something else though idk it didn't move at all though so no satellite.
Originally posted by grey9438
reply to post by WanDash
I saw something like that back in october, I was on a walk and looked up to see what looked like a brighter than usual star and than it started to get dimmer until it was gone(this took about ten seconds). not quite sure what that was but it was interesting. Its interesting that other people are seeing similar things
Originally posted by Starcrossd
Add me to the list now too. I'm taking astronomy this semester so have been out viewing several hours/week.
3 weeks ago we were aligning our scope and I was watching a star in the West. It wasn't as bright as Siruis say, but noticeable. The thing just.. disappeared. I asked my group if anybody else had seen it but nobody fessed up if so. I couldn't identify it but it was below and North of Algol.